The RPF Invasion,
October 1990

Forces of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) attacked Rwanda from western Uganda on 1st October 1990 in an effort to reclaim a homeland, and to force the government of President Juvenal Habyarimana into a power-sharing agreement. But Habyarimana and his army, the Rwandese Armed Forces (FAR), were able to call upon foreign support, in particular from France, and contained the concerted assault.

Habyarimana's government used the October invasion as a cover for a massive campaign of human rights abuses.